If you’ve ever had trouble deciding between a cold beer and an expertly crafted glass of whiskey, Jameson Caskmates is about to solve all of your problems. (Well, it can’t absolve your student loans, but one out of 99 ain’t bad.) Created in 2014 from a conversation between a local craft brewer in Ireland and Jameson’s distiller Dave Quinn, Jameson Caskmates is classic whiskey with a modern twist; it’s three-times distilled then finished in craft stout barrels for a totally original taste.
And to keep creating even more totally distinct tastes, Jameson has sent its whiskey barrels to breweries all over the United States as part of its Drinking Buddies program. At the Black Abbey Brewing Company in Nashville they’ve created the Lorica Special. This ruby-colored Belgian style dubbel is malty and rich, and flavored with whiskey, candy sugar, and stone fruit.